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金钱豹 Jin Qianbao
  • China
  • 金钱豹 Jin Qianbao, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 28 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.04
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The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Jin Qianbao, with a bright green face with black eyes and red lips. There is white and red detail above the eyes, white detail on the nose and black and bright pink detail around the mouth. There is an orange, yellow and purple medallion on either cheek. Curled red hair is visible above the headdress with two long curled locks hanging down. The headdress has an irregular yellow shape at the front center with detail in light blue and dark purple. There is a green circle at the top center and light blue circles on either side. There is an orange band with dark blue and light blue detail below a narrower yellow band with bright pink and purple detail. There are fin-like purple decorations near the eyes, along with a lighter purple circle and a light blue-green circle.

There is a purple tie around the neck with bright pink flower-like decorations and an additional yellow layer below the purple with black and light blue detail.